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Treatments

At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to your child's physical and emotional needs. Discover more information about available treatments from Cardiology.

ASD Closure Devices

Our heart specialists offer expert treatment for ASD closure, including Amplatzer® and Gore® Helex® Septal Occluders.

Cardiac Ablation

Our expert pediatric electrophysiology specialists have years of experience performing cardiac ablation procedures for children.

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel (usually in the leg) and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.

Cardiac Imaging

Children's is a national leader in congenital heart disease imaging. The pediatric echocardiography laboratory performs approximately 14,000 studies annually.

Pediatric cardiac M R I at Children's in Washington DC, noninvasive imaging for diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

Cardiac MRI

Learn how we’re working with the National Institutes of Health to reduce or eliminate radiation exposure using advanced cardiac MRI technology.

Echocardiography

Routine transthoracic echocardiography is the most common test used in children, fetuses, and newborns to diagnose or rule out heart disease or to follow children already diagnosed with a heart problem. 

Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children.

Pacemaker Implantation (Treatment)

Children's National's interventional electrophysiology team developed and perfected techniques for transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in children.

PDA Closure Devices

Learn about our expert cardiac catheterization procedures to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), helping children avoid surgery.